Orientation: Spring 2020
Welcome to LMU! We are excited that you’ve decided to join LMU’s dynamic academic community. As you transition to life as a student at LMU, you and your family will receive support, guidance, and information from Orientation Programs on what you need to do in order to begin your journey as an LMU Lion.
Registration & Pre-arrival Preparation
As a new student, please check your email regularly for important registration and pre-arrival information. Prior to your arrival on campus, you will be asked to set-up an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss course options and to register for spring semester classes.
New Student Move-in
New students living in LMU Housing will be able to move-in prior to Orientation on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Visit the LMU Housing website to learn more about university housing options and the housing application process.
New Student Orientation
You should also plan to attend a one-day Orientation event on LMU’s Westchester campus on Friday, January 10, 2020; parents and family members are encouraged to attend Orientation with their student. LMU's New Student Orientation offers incoming students a warm welcome to campus, where new Lions meet student leaders, staff, and faculty who will support them in their transition to LMU. Orientation is a great introduction to life at LMU, and attendance is required. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the event will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
New Student Orientation Schedule
Thursday, January 9
9:00–4:30 p.m. | New Student Move-in
- New students living in LMU Housing may plan to move-in on Thursday, January 9. Housing check-in will take place at the Student Housing Office in Leavey 6. Students should upload a OneCard photo to the MyPhoto portal by December 13, 2019 in order to pick-up their OneCard at the LMU Housing Office.
Friday, January 10
8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | Check-in & Campus Tours
- Check-in for Orientation, enjoy a light continental breakfast, and mingle with LMU student leaders. Students and their guests are invited to participate in a 45 minute, student-led walking tour of the LMU campus. Tours will depart at 8:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | SEVIS Registration
- International students should plan to complete SEVIS registration during this time.
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. | New Student Convocation
Celebrate the start of your academic journey at LMU! This is the official university welcome for new students from LMU's faculty and leadership.
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Orientation Sessions
Learn what you can expect as you start your journey at LMU.
12:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. | Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your Orientation Leaders and other new students attending Orientation.
1:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Orientation Workshops & Activities
Participate in workshops and activities designed to introduce you to important information you need to know to get started at LMU.
Saturday, January 11
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | LMU Student Tailgate
Rally together with new and returning students for a tailgate, hosted by LMU Athletics. Make new friends and get ready for an exciting game that offers a glimpse of LMU’s school spirit. The first 100 students admitted to the tailgate will receive free food.
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | LMU vs. Gonzaga (Men's Basketball)
In this annual match-up, LMU faces off against long-time rival, Gonzaga. Join new and returning students as they pack Gersten Pavilion to cheer on the men’s basketball team. New students are admitted free of charge by showing their LMU OneCard. Parents and family members of new students may attend but must purchase tickets in advance through LMU Athletics, using the code "ORIENTATIONGUEST." These tickets provide seating in a special section reserved for family members and guests of new students--separate from the student seating.
Course Requirement: ORNT 1000 & 2000
Your Orientation experience continues during a 5-week course that provides an introduction to university life through interactive workshops on a variety of critical topics. Please make sure you are registered for ORNT 1000 as this is a requirement for all new freshmen.
Week 1: Course Welcome and Syllabus Review
Week 2: LMU Pregame
Week 3: Code Certified
Week 4: Courageous Conversations
Week 5: You’ve Got This: Resilience on the Bluff